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    Summary

    This position is being filled under the Pathways Internship Program that is designed to attract students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions to work in agencies and explore careers while still in school.

    The positions are located in various Federal Transit Administration (FTA) offices. Student Trainees will receive opportunities for learning in a professional work environment that focuses on transit career-related fields. The vision of success is to provide student Trainees the opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. Participants in the program will be exposed to the Federal work environment and will learn the mission of the Federal Transit Administration and it's role and responsibilities to the public transportation industry.

    THIS VACANCY IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 75 APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AND WILL CLOSE AT MIDNIGHT ON THE CLOSING DATE OR MIDNIGHT ON THE DAY THE 75TH APPLICATION IS RECEIVED, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST.

    PLEASE NOTE: This vacancy may be used to fill similar positions within 90 days for this location.

    PLEASE NOTE: Salary will be adjusted in accordance with the locality pay of the specific area. Salaries for areas are available on the OPM website
    https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/2018/general-schedule/

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    Responsibilities

    The Pathways Transportation Program Specialist (at the full performance level) will:

    • Assist the Office Director in oversight of FTA-funded projects and provides project management advice and direction to Region XX’s program to assist in the implementation and completion of capital, operating and planning grants. Responsible for the oversight aspects and project management aspects of FTA projects. Incumbent maintains records for grantees regarding project status, Triennial Reviews (TR), FTA grantee reviews, audits, and maintains computer program tracking system on each.
    • Assist the Office Director in the review of grant applications for planning, capital and operating assistance. Responsible for developing and recommending for approval grant amendments, letters of no prejudice, advance construction authority, and other financial assistance instruments pursuant to 49 USC 5307, 5309, and other grant sections, and appropriate provisions of Title 23 USC. Considers all current requirements and documents the rationale for approval, rejection or other action.
    • Review metropolitan Transportation Improvement Programs (TIP) Unified Work Programs (UPWP) and State management systems. Review and recommend for approval State Transportation Improvement Programs, in coordination with FHWA. Perform planning process certification reviews jointly with FHWA staff. Perform desk audits, conducts on-site review and prepares written report documenting fact-finding, analyses of facts in light of Federal regulation and policies, and conclusions drawn based on the review. Make written recommendations for corrective actions.
    • Prepare briefing papers, statistical and narrative reports on a broad range of regional office and grantee activities and in support of policy and procedural decisions for use by the Regional Administrator and/or headquarters.
    • Review financial and progress reports on capital, operating and planning projects and determines whether project is proceeding as scheduled. Prepare correspondence asking for further explanations on deviations or problems, if required, as a basis for corrective action. Meet with project sponsor personnel for clarification and resolution of budget, programmatic and schedule matters. Recommend a course of action to insure that deficiencies are addressed by project sponsor.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Position requires occasional travel.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Applications will be accepted from all U.S. Citizens.

    This position is part of the Pathways Program and is open to current students who are enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a qualifying educational institution and enrolled at least half-time. Additional information can be found at https://www.usajobs.gov/StudentJobs.

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/496511600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.